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Confluence Health sees temporary infusion of new staff

WENATCHEE — A recent infusion of new staff at Confluence Health has improved the health care provider’s low staff counts, but it’s just a short-term solution to a long-term issue, said Dr. Jason Lake, chief medical officer. A 20-person team of medical staff, active-duty Navy personnel from all over the...
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Covid infections were already falling in children BEFORE half-term: Experts say promising data is sign of 'high levels' of immunity among youngsters following back-to-school wave

Covid infections were falling in children even before half-term began, official data suggests in a sign that high levels of immunity may have started to thwart the virus. Department of Health statistics show cases among five to 19-year-olds in England peaked on the Tuesday before schools broke up for the week-long holiday and have dropped ever since.
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8 recent Big Tech partnerships in healthcare: Amazon, Google & more

Eight recent partnerships between healthcare organizations and Big Tech companies including Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft:. 1. Hospitals including Boston Children's Hospital, Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai, Tampa, Fla.-based BayCare and Houston Methodist will deploy Amazon's new Alexa capability that lets clinicians call and "drop in" on patients without physically entering their rooms.

Makers of 20 PFAS Will Be Ordered to Provide EPA Health Data (2)

Companies making 20 PFAS will receive orders before the end of this year requiring them to provide the EPA information about ways those chemicals may affect human health, the agency’s top chemicals official told a House subcommittee Wednesday. The required tests will help the Environmental Protection Agency understand more than...

Innovation before, during and after COVID-19: 4 Qs with Novant Health's digital transformation leader Angela Yochem

During a recent interview, Angela Yochem, executive vice president and chief transformation and digital officer at Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health, discussed her health system's approach to digital health and how she thinks creatively about innovation opportunities. Angela works with leaders from across the organization, accelerating cross-functional initiatives and exploring new...
Healthcare IT News

Latest digital health project to enhance decision making across Australian hospitals

The government-backed Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre has set up a A$1.5 million ($2.1 million) research project that will evaluate and improve clinical decision support tools across regional and metropolitan hospitals settings in Australia. The project is a three-year collaboration between Sydney Local Health District (LHD), eHealth NSW, Murrumbidgee LHD,...

Health App Companies May Be Surprised FTC Is Watching Them

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a policy statement related to its health breach notification rule. This “statement” by the FTC comes a few months after the agency reached a settlement with Flo Health, a mobile app that allegedly impermissibly disclosed sensitive health data about millions of users. As part...

Google Health Revamps With 3-Pronged Focus on Doctors, Diagnostics and Data

The connected healthcare ecosystem is coming together in fits and starts, with Big Tech players increasing efforts to grow into the sector with new cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven solutions. That’s turning out to be easier said than done, as evidenced by the disbanding of Google Health in August....
Thrive Global

The Role of Business Intelligence in the Healthcare Industry

The Healthcare industry has taken numerous advancements to improve its accessibility and make it economical. Technology is a key driver to breakthroughs in the healthcare sector. There is a requirement for stable decision-making skills. This is because of the ever-increasing number of available sources and the difficulties in data collection in healthcare organizations.

Northwestern spinout Sibel Health scores FDA clearance for patient monitoring system

This morning Northwestern University spinout Sibel Health landed an FDA 510(k) clearance for its patient monitoring system the ANNE One platform. The system is able to capture a patient's vital signs with its wearable sensors: the ANNE Limb for skin temperature and body temperature monitoring, and the ANNE Chest for heart rate, respiratory rate, step count, body position and skin temperature monitoring. Users are able to re-use and re-charge the sensors.

5 big ideas in healthcare innovation

From their thoughts on predictive analytics to how they define digital transformation, here are five quotes about the role of innovation in healthcare that hospital executives shared with Becker's Hospital Review in October:. Editor's note: Responses have been edited for clarity and style. Andy Lehman. CIO at Kettering (Ohio) Health:...

Medical Center Launches Cloud-Based EHR Implementation for CDS

The health IT vendor's HITRUST-certified cloud infrastructure will provide physicians with secure access to integrated patient health data and support continuous security and data privacy improvements without the challenges of data backup and server upgrades. Providers at Soma Medical Center will also have access to the vendor’s health information search...

Wolters Kluwer Targets Health Equity With Best Care Everywhere

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced the launch of Best Care Everywhere, a mission-driven movement to build and strengthen health equity globally. Wolters Kluwer is committed to the belief that all people—everywhere—should receive the best care possible. “Fortunately, we see new opportunities to bring together innovative thinking and digital...
Fast Company

Oura’s newest smart ring goes way beyond tracking sleep

Oura Health is announcing the third generation of its sleep tracking ring. In its latest iteration, the Oura Ring goes far beyond basic features, such as tracking sleep and counting steps, which were emphasized in previous models. According to CEO Harpreet Singh Rai, that was the long-term plan all all along. “We‘re focused on health—we always have been,” he says.

Mass. health officials report 1,274 new COVID-19 cases, 14 additional deaths

BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts health officials on Wednesday reported 1,274 new COVID-19 cases and 14 additional deaths as the statewide positivity rate ticked up slightly. Since the state began tracking coronavirus metrics, there have been 791,705 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18,577 deaths. There are currently 528 people hospitalized due...